In From Pit Town to Battlefields: 1914-1916, Mexborough in the Great War Bill Lawrence presents the story of the town and its people during the first two-and-a-half years of the 'war to end all wars'.
Using a wealth of original archive material together with items from the local newspaper, The Mexborough and Swinton Times this account provides a vivid picture of life on the Home Front and on the killing fields of Western Europe.
Apart from presenting an account of the war years themselves, this book also examines the crucial years immediately preceding the outbreak of hostilities. An invaluable introduction to those with an interest in the Great War, and an in-depth look at the way everyday life continued during the conflict, From Pit Town to Battlefields is essential reading for anyone with a desire to know more about that war and both the people and history of Mexborough.
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About the Author
Bill is now retired after 30 years as a lecturer and spends much of his retirement organising, researching and writing for Mexborough and District Heritage Society. He is particularly interested in the history of the early 20th century in Britain including the First World War.